When Sheffield United planned for life in the Premier League this season, they spent heavily improving their forward options.
Lys Mousset and Oliver McBurnie both arrived at the club for a combined fee of just under £30m as Chris Wilder looked to add goals to his side.
They were not the only strikers the Blades chased, though, with reports from Spain suggesting they were keen on Real Betis’ Loren Morón and even made a €25m bid.
Ultimately Morón did not make the move and instead stayed in Spain, where he’s proven to be a hit this year.
Despite Betis struggling, the striker has managed eight goals in 12 league games so far, the same as Lionel Messi and the joint second-most in La Liga.
It’s the kind of form that’s earned him plenty of attention, and it seems has reignited Sheffield United’s interest as well.
According to Grada 3, the Blades ‘could come with great force’ for Morón in the January transfer window having been impressed with his goalscoring feats this year.
No potential transfer fee is given, but it’s explained that Betis are unlikely to be willing to do business.
Morón has a deal with the club until 20220, and that includes a release clause of €40m, meaning the Spanish side don’t have to do business unless it were to leave ‘a more than significant amount in the green coffers’.
Whether Sheffield United would offer such a price isn’t mentioned, although ‘great force’ suggests they wouldn’t be holding back with any bid.
With Mousset and McBurnie managing just four goals between them they could certainly do with a goalscorer and perhaps Morón, the man they missed out on in the summer, is the answer.